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Unprecedented toxic algae bloom now in Central Coast waters

[USA] Morro Bay – A massive algae bloom is here: NOAA scientists confirmed Wednesday they found the tail end of a bloom they’ve been tracking for months in the Santa Barbara Channel.

The alga is called Pseudo-nitzschia, and Continue reading Unprecedented toxic algae bloom now in Central Coast waters

‘The Blob,’ Domoic Acid: Extremely Poisonous Toxic Bloom Poses Serious Threat To West Coast

[USA] NOAA has warned communities on North America’s west coast that a deadly algae bloom releasing the toxin domoic acid has reached levels higher than ever recorded. A concentrated area in the Pacific Ocean has been Continue reading ‘The Blob,’ Domoic Acid: Extremely Poisonous Toxic Bloom Poses Serious Threat To West Coast

Bloom Of Doom: Predicting Toxic Algal Blooms Before They Happen

[USA] Researchers have recently discovered the presence of an algae known as Pseudo-nitzschia growing in large numbers in Monterey Bay. To ensure the algal bloom does not gravely affect seabirds and marine mammals in the area, the researchers monitoring the situation, which also gave rise to the opportunity to develop predictive models that can be used to forecast when and where blooms will take place. Continue reading Bloom Of Doom: Predicting Toxic Algal Blooms Before They Happen